Tips to Maximize Plant Health

Maintaining proper plant health is the most valuable detail to any grower. Plants, like us in a way, react differently under certain environmental conditions. As a grower, it is important to know each plants ideal condition to prevent problems concerning plant health. Here are a few popular plants in the green industry that most growers are familiar with, and some helpful growing advice you can implement into your plant maintenance routine.

 
 
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Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflorum)

Grower Tips:

- Plant in the spring to increase overwintering survivability

- Grow in well-drained soil to promote healthy root growth.

- Prune dead heads (flowers that have died) to prevent the opportunity for disease.

- Water frequently in order to keep blooms on the plant.

- Pinch off spring blooms to encourage fall blooming

  • Growth Cycle: Perennial/Annual
  • Plant Habit: Round/Mounded
  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Landscape Use: Container/Bedding plants; Cut flowers
  • Ideal Environment: Full Sun; Well-drained Soil

Description

Also called Mums or Chrysanths, these are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae, and are typically grown for their brightly rounded inflorescence. With new cultivars and colors coming out every year, these landscape plants are growing in popularity among plant lovers. For good reason too!  Chrysanthemums do well in a broad range of conditions, produce loads of color, and are fairly easy to grow.


Celosia (Pelargonium)

  • Growth Cycle: Perennial
  • Plant Habit: Round/Mounded
  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Landscape Use: Container/Bedding plants; Cut flowers
  • Ideal Environment: Full Sun/Partial Shade; Well-drained Soil

Description

Also called Mums, ...

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